Just when I thought I couldn’t surprise myself, it turns out I could! I was able to paint 19x cultist in a matter of a week, adding them to my Emperors Children project as meat shields. My unit of cultists haven’t been painted properly since I first got them back when Dark vengeance was released!

The painting may look lacklustre and lower quality in appearance compared to my usual painting quality, however, since cultists are easy to wipe out as lesser unworthy worshipers, I’ve gone and done a fairly simple batch painting process to make them fit thematically to the army.

Now that my side project has another unit to add to its ranks, I’m planning on adding more models to the collection (back log models). A second unit of cultists will be added (if I can find more slot bases to use) and finally, add two more Primaris sized marines and one Chaos Lord as my HQ.

This project is nearly over now, I’m glad to have finally gotten a few backlog models painted at last. Those cultists had a long waiting cue before I’d finally painted them (well, one unit out of two).

Now that I look back on the project, I think what’s motivated me the most was starting the army off with the Armigers and reading up on the Emperors Children. I’ve always wanted to start an EC army ever since I’d started the hobby nearly ten years ago, so I’m now really keen to finish this project off.


Thank you for reading this post. If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!


5 thoughts on “The Litherdune Cult

  1. Nicely done, and impressive you painted so many in such a short time. I hope you got a lot of pleasure out of painting them; I’m sure Slaanesh thinks you ought to spend more time painting EC miniatures! 🙂

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    1. Thank you! 🙂

      I’ve enjoyed paint the first unit of cultists, it was fairly simple colour scheme (horde units especially would benefit from simple colour scheme) that worked pretty well.

      Knowing Slannesh, I think he/she would try something corruptive to get me to paint more EC lol. The god of pleasure has no patience to gain more followers as their patron deity.

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      1. I’m glad you’ve had fun painting them. Well, hopefully, Slaanesh will be subtle and when you are finally enslaved, with the fall to darkness precipitated by the simple act of painting up some cultists, you’ll be having so much fun with it that you’ll either not care, celebrate the fall, or not even notice.

        From one Chaos slave to another, that thing about Slaanesh not having patience is a bit of soporific musk they use to put you off your guard

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      2. And that’s why most mortals at a majority fall to Slannesh, too much pleasure and pride painting mortals for the Dark princes pleasure lol 😁.

        Hmm, you might be right, or is that Slannesh telling me this, as a way of not realising what’s actually happening? 🤔
        I would have called for a Commissar, but sadly he’s been corrupted.

        By the Emperors mercy.

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      3. LoL! Just keep doing what you are doing … everything is fine and nothing will go wrong. Your models are looking very nice and I’m sure the next batch will be even better! 🙂

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